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Old 10-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #21
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Default Re: LeBeau's reliance on Troy

I'm sorry, but a Defense that drops off the map due to the absence of ONE guy doesn't make it a good Team Defense.

I don't know what the fxxk you guys are talking about. Anything short of a SB win will cause a spontaneous emergence of "sky is falling" threads around here.

As of today, the Polamalu-less Steelers' defense is ranked #2 overall, #2 against the pass, and #9 at stopping the run. With Polamalu out for significant portions of the last two seasons, we have ranked #1 overall both seasons.

We just got Woodley and Harrison back on the field simultaneously for the first time since 2010, and our pass rush is starting to return. When that happens, the secondary immediately gets better. Timmons is starting to break out, Keenan Lewis is starting to grow into his starting role. We get Decastro, Gilbert, and Pouncey back on our Oline soon. We get Mendenhall back in our backfield soon. Haley's offense is starting to grow wings. The Steelers are on track to get ring 7 this year.

I think a few rebuilding years at 6-10 are what this fanbase REALLY needs. Will do some much-needed spring cleaning....

If you look around the league, not many teams are playing good pass defense this season. That has a lot to do with all the new rules. The Steelers are still #2, even including a terrible start to the season.

I hate to be a what-do-you-call-it, but seriously the pessimism around here has no basis and is a sure sign of a spoiled fanbase.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #22
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Default Re: LeBeau's reliance on Troy

Seriously, how good was the 49ers defense without Ronnie Lott? How good is Baltimore's defense without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed (we found out last week)?

Saying a defense is not that good without their Hall of Fame player on the field is like saying that beer doesn't get you drunk if there is no alcohol in it. Duh.

This is one of the dumbest threads I have ever read on SF to date.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #23
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Default Re: LeBeau's reliance on Troy

This defense is serviceable without Troy against most teams, but I shudder to think of how it would perform in a big game against NE, GB, Houston, NYG without him.

Not buying the yardage numbers, which are more about TOP than anything. The defense can't get off the field enough on 3rd down and is not forcing turnovers.

Good enough against Cleveland and Cincy, but if this team is to go where we all want it to go, the defense has to do more.
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